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Fret And Wail

by Rich Nelson Band

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Ordinary Man 03:55
Can I tell you what’s on my mind? Of all the challenges I seem to find? Heaven help me I can hear the distant bells It gets so crazy Who will save us from ourselves? How can I begin to apologize? Is there room for compromise? Have you noticed Nothing’s easy in this life? We just keep going Push the barriers aside Just an ordinary man Trying to do the best I can
I’ve been thinking that it might be time Time to finally face the truth It seems crazy just to wait around Just to wait around for you When it started out Didn’t seem so strange I’ve always been searching Was it in my head? Did I dream it up? I’m walking in circles It's true Maybe I was always meant to be Meant to be a here all alone But there’s something that I just can’t shake Just can’t shake it from my bones It’s been so long since I’ve Heard your voice But I’ll still be waiting here for you
One more time I’ll come around Maybe we can go downtown? One more picture show Takes us where we want to go again Brand new time and place Rescuing the human race again When the light begins to fade The silver screen takes us away When it’s done it’s time to go I can’t wait to walk you home
After All 03:55
We looked ok together A real decent song and dance But with a little stormy weather We didn’t stand a chance After all we’ve said and done And felt about each other It’s hard to see you walk away And leave me for another. We didn’t need to fake it It felt just like the real thing It looked like we might make it But it was just a fling Oh! No! Tearing us apart Oh! No! A few more broken hearts
Take a ride-suit yourself Go downtown-suit yourself Look around-suit yourself Settle down-suit yourself Get a burger and some fries You only live once or twice Because I’m thinking... Just come on over We'll have a real good time Leave your reputation On the edge of the night If you let your guard down I promise to be nice Maybe we'll be happy For the rest of our lives Take it fast-suit yourself Or go real slow-suit yourself Turn on the lights-suit yourself Or leave them off-suit yourself When things go wrong don’t shoot yourself Take a deep breath-too soon to tell
Hello hello It’s time to go If we stay here We’ll never know Now’s the time to believe Let’s just see what we see Come on now Let's get out of this place Come on now Make five dollars a day Come on now The Detroit City way You wait so long To sing this song All the angels Sing along We’ll leave this world behind Let’s just see what we find
Imagination 04:50
Picture a Garden of Eden where Life as we know it does not compare People often call this Paradise No one a beggar or millionaire Everyone equal and all is fair Here we’ll live for an eternity All that I see think and do Ah, Imagination All this can be for me and you Ah, Imagination Imagination always gets in my mind Imagination gets me Cry me a river with tears of joy For all of the madness that was destroyed No more reason left to live in hate Walk on the water or through the air Just like a rainbow we all can share Seasons come as soon as seasons go I open up my eyes to see you Open arms of mine receive you All I want to do is love you As Heaven holds the stars above you By William Pilipchuk
When 08:18
When do we find out What it is That is keeping us alive? Will the answers Make us smile At the perfect sense It all makes? Ah It's OK We can wait another day It's alright We can wait another night
I was waiting for the sun to shine Come and dry up all the rain All my strength was left so far behind Like a crazy dream How I lost my confidence I never could explain I’m never going to let you down again It was feeling like a losing game Something I could never win And I didn’t want to be so lame So I pushed it down Oh, I’m just wondering... I was standing underneath the stars Contemplating all that space And I saw you shoot across the sky And I was back again
I can hear the calling Instinct runs deep Come and spend a moment With me Wake from your sleeping What do you see? Can your eyes really be Believed? It’s been so long But now it’s time Feel the light upon you The fresh cool breeze We can walk forever So free
Lying there in the dark Your mind races There’s an ache in your heart Long lost places Where are you going? What will you find? One step at a time On your way It's gonna be fine Someday There’s so much we don’t know Pain and glory And you’re trying to control The whole story All of the answers Will come by and by
Where are you now? I just keep reaching out Thinking of the past How do I go on? It seems my strength is gone But now you’re only here In our memories Once I had, a brother mine Lost you to the hands of time I know there will always be A part of you that's part of me What am I to do? My head’s too full to use My heart just weighs a ton But every day gets better


Third album by the Rich Nelson Band


released August 1, 2021

written, performed and recorded by Rich Nelson except
'Imagination' by William Pilipchuk
violin by Donis Schweizer
Mastered by Rusty Milner


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Rich Nelson Band Tryon, North Carolina

Rich Nelson is a rock musician originally from Detroit.

The new record 'Lucky Bounce' is out June 20, 2022!

This follows 'Ever Since Now' in 2018, ‘Twenty Twenty Hearing’ in 2019, and 'Fret And Wail', released in 2021.

You can hear it all at RichNelsonBand.com or on iTunes, Spotify, etc.

The band features Rich with Jeff Manson on bass/vocals and Rob Driscoll on drums/vocals.
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